GINGER

ENERGETIC PROPERTIES

Ginger (Zingiber Officinalis)
Folk Name: African Ginger
Gender: Masculine
Planet: Mars
Element: Fire
Powers: love, money, inspiration, success and power.

Magical Uses: Eating ginger before performing spells will lend them power, since you have been "heated up" by the ginger. This is especially true of love spells, in which ginger is much-used. Whole ginger roots are planted and grown to attract money, or the powdered root is sprinkled into pockets or onto money for this purpose. Ginger is also used in success spells, or to ensure the success of a magical operation. In the Pacific the Dobu islanders make much use of ginger in their magic. They chew it and spit it at the "seat" of an illness to cure it, and also spit chewed ginger at an oncoming storm, while at sea, to halt it.